Your privilege ranked from top to bottom

Juliet Moses writes in The Spectator:

I came across the worksheet that students at Saratoga Springs High School were recently required to complete, tabulating their privilege based on various identity and other factors. E.g.:
+25 for white, -100 for black.
+25 for Jewish, +5 for Christian, -50 for Muslim.

+25 for male, -50 for female.
+20 for straight, +10 for bisexual, 0 for asexual, -150 for gay.
+20 for cis, +10 for trans (passable), -100 for genderqueer, -500 for trans.
Able-bodied +25, ‘retarded’ -200.

And there were other categories, such as for family income, and even for attractiveness. Participants with total scores of more than 100 were told to check their privilege daily, and less than -50, were told they are ‘disprivileged’, the word itself being a revelation for me.

All these privilege scoring systems are nonsense, but this one more so than most. You wonder what sort of demented teacher really thinks being Jewish is more privileged than being Christian in the US. Yeah it is a real privilege to have survived the Holocaust and 2,000 years of persecution.

Anyway I also tracked down the scoring sheet and thought it would be fun to list in order what they regard as being most to least privileged. The insanities are everywhere. Coming from the Middle East is three times less privileged than being retarded! A female billionaire is less privileged than a male average income worker!

  1. Billionaire +50
  2. White +25
  3. Male +25
  4. Jewish +25
  5. Northern Europe (born) +25
  6. Millionaire +25
  7. Able bodied +25
  8. Banker +25
  9. Straight +20
  10. CIS gender +20
  11. US +20
  12. 9+/10 attractiveness +20
  13. Middle Europe +15
  14. Asian +10
  15. Attractive face +10
  16. Engineer +10
  17. Doctor +10
  18. Tall +10
  19. Affluent (over $100k income) +10
  20. China urban +10
  21. Trans (passable) +10
  22. Bisexual +10
  23. Tall +10
  24. Christian +5
  25. IT profession +5
  26. Teacher -5
  27. Short -10
  28. Overweight -10
  29. Police/Fire -10
  30. Short -10
  31. Scientist -15
  32. Ugly face -20
  33. Southern Europe – 20
  34. Hindu -20
  35. Buddhist -20
  36. Social autism -20
  37. Poor (under $30k income) -25
  38. Sikh -30
  39. Immobile -30
  40. Latino – 50
  41. Disease -50
  42. Deaf -50
  43. Muslim -50
  44. Female -50
  45. Intersex -75
  46. Black -100
  47. Genderqueer -100
  48. China rural -100
  49. India -100
  50. Gay -150
  51. Retarded -200
  52. Homeless -250
  53. Africa -400
  54. Trans -500
  55. Middle East -600
  56. Blind -750

Now work out your scores and post them in comments. If you get +100 or more you need to check your privilege daily. If you are below -100 you are very dis-privileged.

Here’s some scores I’ve calculated:

  • DPF 115
  • John Key 200
  • Jacinda Ardern 60
  • Winston Peters 0
  • Grant Robertson -55
  • Heather du Plessis Allen -350
  • Georgina Beyer -815

The original score sheet is below for those interested.

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